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August 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Circles continues to grow in Connellsville

Volunteers needed to help with program

“Circles is doing some great things in this community.” That’s coming Wanda Reynolds, a volunteer and guiding coalition chairperson for the Connellsville program. The next Circles classes will be held Sept. 8, said coach Melissa Dickinson. More...


Bridge replacement project delayed

The start date for a planned, bridge replacement project in Mt. Pleasant Township has been postponed. More...

Church named for Mother Teresa celebrating her canonization

MAHANOY CITY (AP) — When Blessed Teresa of Calcutta becomes St. More...

Scottdale Writers group to host Stan Gordon talk at Geyer

Popular paranormal investigator Stan Gordon is slated to give a special benefit presentation on 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Scottdale’s Geyer Center for the Performing Arts.  More...


Users’ quest for extremes attracts more potent drugs

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It’s human nature to take things to the extreme. German shepherds and Dobermans used to be the standard for tough dog breeds, but no more. Pit bulls and cane corsos are the ultimate bad dogs. Tabasco? Jalapeño? Nope. Not hot enough. More...

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Obama’s epic failure to curb gun violence

Sweet Land of Liberty

While President Obama is playing golf on Martha’s Vineyard, disinterred coffins are floating down the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and more than 11,000 have been left home More...


Mt. Pleasant girls golfers seek continued success

Vikings striving for another section championship

The Mt. Pleasant golf team has been on a roll for the past few seasons, and the Vikings hoping to continue rolling right along this year as well. More...

US romps to men’s basketball gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team ended up right where expected.  The Americans got their gold, and they did it easily.  Saving their best for last in a tournament that had been tough, the U.S. More...

Marlins top Pirates 3-2 for sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jose Urena’s start Sunday had little resemblance to his previous outing. Urena allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, and the Miami Marlins rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep. More...

Crowds enjoy Lions Square concert

Crowds attended the concert at lions Square on Sunday, enjoying the music of The Wally Gingers Orchestra. The Outpost concert on Aug. 28 has been cancelled due to the Italian Festival. More...

State schools see increase in unsolved bomb threats

Pennsylvania schools have seen an increase in unsolved bomb threats in its public schools over the last three academic years, but a general decrease in terroristic threats, according to data from the state Department of Education.  More...

Job fair to be held at library

Event scheduled for Aug. 30

The Carnegie Free Library, Connellsville Area Chamber of Commerce and Connellsville Community Ministries are joining forces again to sponsor the fourth job fair.  The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. More...


Jack Albright


Jack “Baldy” Albright, Sr., 78, of Connellsville, died suddenly on Friday, August 19, 2016 at his home. He was born March 22, 1938 in Connellsville, the son of the late Michael and Anna Mae (Hennessey) Stasko. More...

Debra A. Nicholson


Debra A. Nicholson, 57, of Connellsville passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 4, 1959, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of Verna (Shaffer) Reho of Smithton and the late James Reho. More...

William D. Santmyer


William D. Santmyer, 83, of Scottdale, passed away, Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Greensburg Care Center. He was born September 16, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late William F. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1851, the American yacht America won the first America’s Cup. In 1864, the first Geneva Convention, which established protections for those wounded in active warfare, was signed by 12 European nations. In 1902, the Cadillac Automobile Co. More...


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Class reunion   East Huntingdon High School Combined Class Reunion will be held September 3 at Scottdale Social Hall. Anyone interested but has not received an invitation, please call 724- 887-9872.  Flea market   More...

Antiviral medicines help ease shingles pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been diagnosed with shingles. What can I take for the pain? More...

3 things I wish I’d known before my college freshman year

It’s that time: the start of college. For some, this is the first year. For me, it’s the last. But I still remember that summer between high school and college when I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. More...

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